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Detective Thomas Atkins Dawson | New Jersey State Police, New Jersey New Jersey State Police, New Jersey


Thomas Atkins Dawson

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, August 13, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 2141

Cause: Automobile crash

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Detective Dawson was killed in a one-car automobile accident on State Highway 130 while on duty in Washington Township.

Detective Dawson had served with the New Jersey State Police for almost 7 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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I had the pleasure and honor of working with Detective Dawson's son, Sean. He is everything Detective Dawson could have hoped for and then some as both his son and a Trooper. He honors him daily in his work ethic and by treating other kindly and respectfully and is the penultimate gentleman and professional. I can only imagine Detective Dawson was the same in life and on the job as his son strives for greatness in all he does.

Detective Taryn Ritacco Schwartz
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
April 24, 2015


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